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Michael V. Cerny Joins Charter Brokerage

January 6, 2020

Bobby Waid, CEO of Charter Brokerage said, “Michael is an acknowledged expert in many areas of Customs, in particular duty drawback. I had the privilege of working with Michael and the Trade Support Network (TSN), legislators and staffers over a ten-year period to develop and gain passage of key drawback modernization provisions in the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015. Michael is an excellent addition to Charter Brokerage, and we look forward to adding his expertise in duty drawback to our team.”

Mr. Cerny said, “I am honored to join the distinguished group of professionals at Charter Brokerage. As we enter the new decade, duty drawback is a vital tool for U.S. importers and exporters in mitigating tariffs and staying competitive in export markets. The company’s track record is unparalleled and Charter Brokerage is well-positioned to provide its customers all that is offered from drawback modernization.”

Mr. Cerny is an attorney with more than 30 years of experience in customs and international trade, with extensive work in duty drawback law and practice. He practices in the U.S. Court of International Trade and is a member of the Customs & International Trade Bar Association, the American Bar Association Section of International Law & Practice, the New York State Bar Association, and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. Mr. Cerny is a member of the U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) Trade Support Network and was selected by CBP to serve as a TSN Trade Ambassador as well as on its Trade Leadership Council. He is also the Chair for the TSN Drawback Committee. In addition to his TSN roles, Mr. Cerny serves on the Board of Governors for the American Association of Exporters & Importers and is Co-Chair of AAEI’s Drawback and Duty Deferral Committee. He serves as the Chair of the Drawback Committee for the National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America. Mr. Cerny received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University at Albany, where he played varsity lacrosse for the Albany Great Danes. He received his J.D. degree from Albany Law School. Mr. Cerny writes and speaks frequently on customs and trade issues, including duty drawback.

Charter Brokerage is the recognized leader in the recovery of duties, taxes and fees under the customs drawback law and regulations. To learn more, contact Charter Brokerage’s drawback team at inquiries@charterbrokerage.net